New details in Fountain sex assault case, suspect allegedly committed assaults at a daycare

WANTED: Larry Martinez

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - A 50-year-old man wanted for sexual assault on a child has turned himself in after an alert was sent out Thursday afternoon.

The Fountain Police Department sent the alert out for Larry Paul James Martinez. He turned himself in by Thursday evening and is now being held in the El Paso County Jail without bond.

On Friday, arrest papers revealed disturbing details in his case. He's facing two counts of sexual assault on a child and two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, both felony charges.

Detectives with the Fountain Police Department revisited the cold sexual assault case Dec. 29, 2017, after "lack of evidence" did not result in an arrest after the sex assaults were first reported in 2010.

The sex assaults reportedly happened at A Mother S Touch, a daycare located at 7298 Creekfront Drive in Fountain. The daycare is owned and operated by Denise Martinez, who is married to the suspect. The suspect worked elsewhere but would come to the daycare after work around 4 p.m., where he would reportedly take over and watch the few children who were still left waiting to be picked up.

Arrest papers listed that there are two known victims. Larry Martinez would reportedly bring each victim, noted as young girls in the arrest papers, alone to a back room in the daycare where children would nap. He reportedly told others he was going to read them a bedtime story. One victim went to the daycare from age 3 to 7 years old.

The interviews detailed in arrest papers say the girls were taken to a room alone, where the door was shut, and put on the baby changing table. Then Larry Martinez said he needed to "check" the victims. They were then told to do sexual acts, reporting that he hurt them. He would also reportedly have the victims sit on him while he laid down.

Interviews were conducted in 2010 after the cases were first reported, but there allegedly was not enough evidence to make an arrest.

If anyone has more information on this case, call Detective Brenda LaGree at 719-382-4264.